Subject: South Africa Preying Mantis
Geographic location of the bug: South Africa, Kruger National Park
Time: 05:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi,
I saw this preying mantis a week ago (therefore in early January) near the Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. I have been trying to identify the majestic bug, but wasn’t able to. I would really appreciate your help.
How you want your letter signed: Thomas
While we cannot provide you with an exact species at this time, we can tell you that the small wing pads indicate this is either an immature individual or a flightless species of Mantid.